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Cheesy Hash Brown Baskets With Sausage

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield 12 hash brown baskets

So versatile, they can either be eaten during your commute or enjoyed as an adorable addition to the brunch spread you'll share with your best friends. These hash brown baskets have a custardy, eggy center that's nestled into a mini bowl of cheesy hash browns with crispy bites of sausage woven throughout.

By: Foodness Gracious

Ingredients

  • 6 cups frozen hash browns, defrosted
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 fully cooked breakfast sausages

Nutritional Information

Serv. Size: 1 basket, Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving: Calories 240, Fat Cal. 130, Total Fat 14g (22% DV), Sat. Fat 7g (35% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 100mg (33% DV), Sodium 250mg (10% DV),  Total Carb. 20g (7% DV), Fiber 1g (4% DV), Sugars 1g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A (8% DV), Vitamin C (15% DV), Calcium (15% DV), Iron (8% DV), Vitamin D (8% DV). 

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

For more information about how we calculate our nutritional content and to read our nutritional disclaimer, please check out our Recipe Nutrition Facts blog post.

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425F and grease a standard muffin pan generously with non-stick spray.

Step 2

In a large bowl, use fork or rubber spatula to mix together defrosted hash browns, grated cheese, and one egg until fully combined.

Step 3

Distribute 1/2 cup of hash brown mixture to each cup in muffin pan. Using your fingers, press hash brown mixture down and up the sides of each muffin cup to create a well. Place muffin pan into oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 4

In the same bowl, whisk together the remaining three eggs, milk, cream, salt and pepper. Once hash browns are done, remove from oven and place muffin pan on countertop. Lower oven temperature to 375F.

Step 5

Slice fully cooked breakast sausages into thin discs and distribute evenly into each hash brown basket. Carefully pour egg mixture into each basket, letting the mixture settle into the hash browns and topping up each basket if needed. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top and bake for 15 minutes, or until egg is fully set and not jiggly in the center.

Step 6

Let finished baskets cool for at least 10 minutes before carefully scooping them out of the pan. Serve with ketchup, hot sauce, or all of the above and enjoy!

Notes:

If you're having trouble removing the baskets from the muffin pan, use a thin knife to scrape around each basket, then insert a small spatula to release the basket from the pan.

For an extra golden top and crispy sausage in your baskets, cook under the boiler for 2-3 minutes before removing from the oven to cool.

To reheat these baskets from the refrigerator, wrap in a paper towel and microwave for about 15-20 seconds.

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Grant

June 30, 2020

Hash Brown Egg Sausage Basket

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Jason Denton

June 27, 2020

Try this sometime

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June 29, 2020

We highly recommend doing so, Jason. These are so yummy!

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Eliza

May 26, 2020

Try this

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[email protected]

May 26, 2020

Our thoughts exactly, Eliza. A must try recipe!

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Martha Goldman

March 28, 2020

What is not to like. All of my favorites: eggs, hash browns, cheese, and sausage. I use Dairy Rich in place of whole milk. Would there be a big difference if I left out the heavy cream?

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Deneé@peteandgerrys

March 30, 2020

These baskets are loaded with all the best things, aren't they! We haven't tried this recipe without the heavy cream added, but we think they might be a little dry and less "put together" without it. If you don't have cream on hand, we suggest substituting with more whole milk or milk substitute. Whether you make these substitutions or not, we can't wait to hear how this recipe turns out for you!

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